When it opened, the Stinger Dome at the Loyola Campus became the only inflatable structure of its kind in the Quebec university network.
“The Dome has increased Concordia’s capacity to provide the external and internal community with a variety of programs and services that we would not have been able to accommodate before,” says Recreation and Athletics Director Katie Sheahan. Although officially inaugurated in March, the Stinger Dome was in use by the time the first snow fell last winter.
Sheahan states the Dome is one of many investments made in athletic facilities over the last seven years. Concordia students, faculty, staff and neighbours have also benefited from new facilities such as Le Gym and the two artificial playing surfaces at Loyola.
“It is definitely an enhancement to Concordia to have a unique and innovative facility of this kind,” she says.
The Dome, equipped with a field the size of a FIFA regulation soccer pitch or CFL regulation football field, also gives an edge to any Concordia team by providing the capability to practice and condition over winter, “almost without limit.”
• Concordia Recreation and Athletics
• Concordia Stinger Dome
• Stinger Dome ribbon cutting ceremony – Concordia Journal, March 18, 2010